Serengeti Safari & Zanzibar

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Overview

There's no better way to see Tanzania than by sleeping where the wildlife roam, and you'll have the opportunity to do just that on this 12-day tour. Your safari through the Serengeti and Ngorongoro includes an overnight camp at the edge of a crater where lions, buffalo, and zebra like to wander. Then jet over to Zanzibar where historic towns and blissful beaches await. You'll leave with a host of postcard-worthy photos and memorable experiences in your pocket, and perhaps a few grains of sand, too.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arusha

Arrive at any time.

There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.

Day 2: Arusha/Mto wa Mbu

Experience the Mto wa Mbu village with a guided cultural walk and traditional lunch with a local family. Take a wildlife safari drive in Lake Manyara NP.

Travel to Mto wa Mbu village and take part in a cultural walk to learn about village life in the area. Meet the women who run the village tours and enjoy a delicious home made traditional lunch.

Spend the afternoon viewing wildlife along the main road that winds through a lush cool forests of Lake Manyara National Park, overgrown with ficus trees and covered with bromeliads.

This area is truly stunning, as the western wall of the Rift Valley escarpment provides a gorgeous backdrop. Search for the phenomenal birdlife, tree-climbing lions, elephants, giraffes, and hippos.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: Mto wa Mbu/Serengeti National Park

Enjoy a wildlife safari drive en route to the central Serengeti.

Drive through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and on to Serengeti National Park. En route marvel at the sheer vastness of this territory, and spot the multitude of animal and birdlife while cruising through this acacia-accented savanna.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Serengeti National Park

Rise early for a morning wildlife safari drive, returning in time for lunch. Continue the search for the "big five" in the afternoon while taking in the vastness of the Serengeti plains.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro

Take a morning wildlife safari drive as you depart the Serengeti, then continue wildlife viewing in the Ngorongoro Crater, before getting a spectacular view of the crater from your campsite on its rim.

The rich pasture and permanent water of the Crater floor supports a resident population of more than 20,000 to 25,000 large mammals.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Ngorongoro/Arusha

Visit an authentic Maasai village and the G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstove Project, then return to Arusha for the night.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7: Arusha

A free day to explore Arusha, or relax at the lodge.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 8: Arusha/Stone Town

Fly to the beautiful island of Zanzibar and transfer to the hotel. Enjoy an orientation walk with your CEO in historic Stone Town, and opt to continue on for a longer walking tour, or explore on your own.

Transfer to the airport for a short, but scenic flight to this island paradise. Arrive in Stone Town in time for lunch and an orientation walk. If you opt to continue on for a longer tour of Stone Town, you will be visiting the Old Slave Market, House of Wonders, Palace Museum; entrance to these sites are optional and are to be purchased on site.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 9: Zanzibar Beach Resort

Visit a local spice plantation for a guided tour. Continue to the white-sand beaches and turquoise waters of Zanzibar's beautiful coast.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 10: Zanzibar Beach Resort

Enjoy free time to lounge on the beach, snorkel, or tour the island.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 11: Zanzibar Beach Resort

Enjoy free time to lounge on the beach, snorkel, or tour the island.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 12: Stone Town

Morning group transfer from the beach. Depart Stone Town upon arrival in the late morning.

Onward travel should be booked no earlier than 2:30pm.

Includes: Breakfast

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